>>Cards Clip Giants
(St. Louis, MO) -- Carlos Beltran belted a two-run homer to back seven strong innings from Adam Wainwright as the Cardinals edged the Giants, 3-1. Wainwright struck out seven and allowed just one run on
five hits to improve to 10-and-10 on the season. Jason Motte [[ MOTT ]] closed
it out to nail down his 25th save. Allen Craig added a sac-fly for St. Louis,
which snapped a two-game slide to salvage the finale of a three-game set at
Busch Stadium. The Cards look to build on the win when they hit the road to
take on the Phillies tonight.
>>Cubs Deal Reds Fifth Straight Loss
(Chicago, IL) -- Alfonso Soriano's two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth gave the Cubs a 5-3 win over
the Reds in the first of a four-game series. Starlin Castro laced a two-run
double to help Chicago stop its eight-game losing streak. Shawn Camp was
credited with his third win. Carlos Marmol earned his 14th save. The series
continues between the two teams this afternoon.
>>'Stros Acquire Tyler Greene From Cards
(Houston, TX) -- The Houston Astros have acquired infielder Tyler Greene from the St. Louis Cardinals
in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Greene, a
2005 first-round pick, has spent his entire four-year career with the
Cardinals. In 77 games this season, the 28-year-old hit .218 with four home
runs and 19 RBI.
>>White Sox Host A's
(Chicago, IL) -- The Chicago White Sox open up a three-game series against the Oakland Athletics this evening at The Cell. Gavin Floyd is expected to toe the rubber against Brandon McCarthy in the
opener. The Southsiders dropped two-of-three to Kansas City in their last
series to fall to 60-and-50 on the season.
>>Bears Lose Preseason Opener
(Chicago, IL) -- The Bears suffered a 31-3 loss to the Broncos in their preseason opener at Soldier Field.
Quarterback Jay Cutler did not play for the Bears. Jason Campbell went 4-for-5
for 13 yards in the loss. Chicago continues its preseason slate next Saturday
against Washington at Soldier Field.